Blog Recap: 2019 Day 5

Today we

This morning we talked about multiplying fractions using the gardening plot problem. We discussed division, including division by zero.

Then we talked about talking about some “Rules that Expire,” but we didn’t actually talk about the rules themselves. 🙁

After lunch, we explored the NCTM website and resources. Then we discussed “Why can’t kids remember their basic facts?” and we read and discussed ways to help kids learn these facts. We talked about the developmental nature of learning facts (3 phases), the importance of using problem solving and strategies we can teach kids to help them reason.

We concluded with the modes of addition and subtraction and jogging and cutting cloth tasks for fraction division. (And how to “avoid” division).

We said good-bye to many new friends and colleagues, and we heard some words of wisdom from each of them.

1 thought on “Blog Recap: 2019 Day 5

  1. Tomasa

    One of the important topic on math is simplifying fractions. When you simplify, you get first the greatates common factor. Fraction is part of our everyday life. So once you finish you studies, you still cannot escape the topic about fraction. So you must study this diligently. This tutorial https://www.fractioncalc.com/greatest-common-factor/ will give additional method on how to simplify fraction by getting the greatest common factor the easiest way.

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